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The Politics of Grandeur

Ideological Aspects of de Gaulle's Foreign Policy

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The Politics of Grandeur by Philip G. Cerny
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De Gaulle was the first major Western leader to pursue a foreign policy designed consistently to break the vicious circle of the Cold War and the straitjacket of the nuclear balance of terror between Russia and the United States. At the same time, he sought to establish in France a new set of institutions designed to break another vicious circle: that of the divisive conflicts between French social groups and political parties, which led to weak governments and an ineffective state. This book studies the link between these two aims, both by examining de Gaulle's political aims and style in a political and cultural context, and by looking first at French policy towards the Atlantic alliance, and then at the impact of de Gaulle's foreign policy on domestic politics. As a result, many of the orthodox notions about de Gaulle are questioned.
Release date Australia
October 14th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
336
Dimensions
152x228x19
ISBN-13
9780521082594
Product ID
2695341

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